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Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Justin Mikita Unveil Limited Edition “Tie The Knot for The Tie Bar” Design for the 2014 Tony Awards

“Tie The Knot for The Tie Bar” Partners with the Tony Awards for a Second Year on Limited Edition Bow Tie to Benefit Marriage Equality 

New York, NY (May XX, 2014) -­ Jesse Tyler Ferguson and husband, Justin Mikita, have once again created an exclusive special edition bow tie by “Tie The Knot for The Tie Bar” for the 2014 Tony Awards. This year’s design feature a pattern of stars against a midnight background, representing the Tony Awards “Where the Stars Align” campaign. “Tie The Knot” (www.TieTheKnot.org) was founded to raise awareness and advocate on behalf of marriage equality. All proceeds benefit United States organizations fighting on behalf of LGBT Civil Rights. This exclusive, limited edition Tony bow tie is available for purchase at www.TheTieBar.comfor $25.

“When designing the Tie The Knot collection with The Tie Bar, we tried to incorporate the essence of the night yet keep it completely refined for a black tie event.” says Ferguson. “Exactly,” Mikita continues, “a patterned black bow tie with small stars is a statement accessory that will complete the outfit and give it some personality that would otherwise go unnoticed.”

The Tony Awards, hosted by Hugh Jackman, will be broadcast in a live three-­‐hour ceremony from Radio City Music Hall, on the CBS television network on Sunday, June 8, 2014. For more information on the Tony Awards, please visit www.TonyAwards.com.

“The incorporation of our ‘Where the Stars Align’ campaign into the bow tie’s design creates a wonderfully stylish memento of this year’s Tony Awards that Broadway fans can wear for years to come while supporting a wonderful cause. We are honored to partner with Jesse and Justin again this year,” said Charlotte St Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League and Heather Hitchens, Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing.

TonyAwards.com, developed, produced, and hosted by IBM, is centerpiece of the Tony Awards digital platform that includes an interactive Second Screen (TonyAwards.com/secondscreen) to complement the CBS telecast on June 8; a Spotlight Series on potential nominees; Google+ hangouts; a live webcast of the Nominations Announcement; multimedia coverage before, during, and after the Tony ceremony; and much more.

About Tie The Knot: Tie The Knot was founded to combine humor, style, individuality, fashion, art, and equality. Founded by Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita, the goal of Tie The Knot is clear: to advocate for the civil rights of gay and lesbian Americans throughout the United States and to look damn good while doing it. For more information on the fight for equal marriage rights, Tie The Knot will keep an active blog with up-­‐to-­‐date news and developments throughout the country on their website http://www.TieTheKnot.org. You can also follow Tie The Knot on Twitter twitter.com/TieTheKnotOrg, Facebook facebook.com/TieTheKnotOrg Pinterest http://pinterest.com/TieTheKnotOrg and YouTube https://www.youtube.com/TieTheKnotOrg #tietheknot

About The Tie Bar: Founded a decade ago on the premise that a well‐made tie shouldn’t cost a fortune, The Tie Bar has become the #1 e‐commerce destination for stylish men's accessories -­ namely neckties, bow ties, tie bars, pocket squares, socks and a host of other products. By designing its own products and offering the largest selection online, The Tie Bar allows men to find the right ties and accessories to match their style while delivering premium quality and exceptional value. The Chicago‐based company has been hailed and consistently featured by GQ Magazine among others for its ability to predict and drive trends in men’s fashion. The company's raving fan base includes countless celebrities who love its style, quality and value. For additional information about The Tie Bar, please visit www.TheTieBar.com. You can also follow The Tie Bar on Twitter twitter.com/thetiebar Facebook facebook.com/TheTieBar Instagram instagram.com/thetiebar #thetiebar

About the Tony Awards The American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. At The Broadway League, Nick Scandalios is Chairman and Charlotte St. Martin is Executive Director. At the American Theatre Wing, William Ivey Long is Chairman and Heather Hitchens is Executive Director. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment are the Executive Producers of the 2014 Tony Awards. Mr. Weiss will also serve as Director of the 2014 Tony Awards.IBM, the official information technology partner of the Tony Awards, develops, designs, and hosts the official Tony Awards website, www.TonyAwards.com across digital platforms. Audemars Piguet is the presenting sponsor of the Tony Awards Red Carpet. United Airlines is the official airline of the Tony Awards. The New York Times is the official and exclusive print media H of the Tony Awards. Nexxus Salon Hair Care is the official beauty partner of the Tony Awards. Paramount Hotel is the official hotel partner of the Tonys. PEOPLE is the official magazine partner of the Tony Awards. City National Bank is the official bank of the Tony Awards. Visit TonyAwards.com, and follow the Tonys at Facebook.com/TheTonyAwards, Twitter twitter.com/TonyAwards, and Instagram.com/TheTonyAwards

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